Friday, October 30, 2015

Homemade Chalk Paint

Day Two of Makeovers for my new guest room!
Today I'm sharing a desk that I painted with
Homemade Chalk Paint
and distressed to fit the vintage/farmhouse style I'm aiming for.
(Before picture of the desk)
Here's the recipe I used for the chalk paint:

DIY Chalk Paint
2 cups latex paint (your color choice)
1/3 cup plaster of paris
2 - 3 T. warm water.
Dissolve plaster of paris in warm water, add to paint, mix well.

I gave the desk two coats and then sanded the edges
 (when the paint dried)
 for a more distressed/vintage look.
To protect my finished desk,  I used Minwax Paste Finishing Wax
I also removed the drawer pulls and painted them black. 
All finished and ready for use!

This post linked to:
Roses of Inspiration


Pam said...

Beautiful! I love doing furniture makeovers. Love all of your pretty creations!

Christine said...

Fantastic transformation and with your own chalk paint too! It looks amazing!

Pamela said...

Love this piece. You have sure been busy.

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! I hope this finds you well :) Can you believe we are now in December and Christmas is only a few weeks away?!

I am in love with the stunning transformation - what a beautiful piece of furniture! Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Have a lovely week!

Conniecrafter said...

Such a wonderful job on the desk, I love your whole area, looks terrific!